24 March 2017
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Bicycle Storage Solution?

October 17, 2011
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We now have 3 bikes in my flat and no space.

Its a common theme, in London particularly where bikes are essential and space is a premium.  The conundrum of how i’m going to store / hang / rest my bikes keeps me awake at night and to be honest I still haven’t quite concluded on what the solution is.

A few options so far:

Cycloc

Cycloc

Cycloc

I’ve used one of these in a previous flat and although good in that location its a bit too much for my narrow hallway

Pulleys

RAD cycle hoist

RAD cycle hoist

I thought this was the ideal scenario but alas my ceilings aren’t high enough and I don’t think my 6ft 3 flatmate would really appreciate bike in his face every morning.

The Delta Leonardo Wall Mount Rack …

The Leonardo Wall Mount Rack

The Leonardo Wall Mount Rack

looks to be relatively unobtrusive when your bicycle isn’t mounted in it and a pretty nice way of getting your bike up and out of the way when it is.  Its my current favoured option although I still can’t figure out exactly where it / they are going to go…

If I lived in Lambeth I’d be Ok.  They have just launched a new scheme whereby you can rent a space in a secure ‘bike box’ for £5 per month.  Being a north London girl I am not normally envious of my southern friends but for once the tables have turned.  Jealous?  Yes, just a little bit.

Bike Box - photo by Lambeth Council

Bike Box - photo by Lambeth Council

 

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